receiving the water that falls from the clouds.
eroding the banks with the waves which are like hands.
getting the fame that spreads throughout the world.
pushing several big and glittering precious stones.
is it proper on my part having been a slave to my Lord who dwells in the temple Aruḷtuṟai in Veṇṇainallūr on the southern bank of the river Peṇṇai whose reputation spreads everywhere;
now to counter-argue that I am not your slave?
Translation: V.M.Subramanya Aiyar–Courtesy: French Institute of Pondichery / EFEO (2006)
Would it behove the Lord of ours entempled in Arutturai
of Vennainalloor on the South
of Pennai swollen with rains and waves punching banks
drenching the glebe, fabled for
her exceeding fair spewing lusteous gems galore
in season due and propriety,
to have countered, argued that \'aarooran\' already His
is not His serf, none outright??
Translation: S. A. Sankaranarayanan, Kumbakonam, 2016